Cities Could See Boost as Former Fed Emanuel Takes Office
City boosters across the country are looking to Emanuel as a possible source of increased federal attention at the city level.
"Emanuel could be in a unique position to provide an influential voice for cities and help them navigate the ins and outs of the federal government. "He has a lot of inside experience ... in terms of how to get things done and who to talk to," St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says.
"I think that he will be a big advocate for cities [and] he'll be a tremendous resource for cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, working with us to fine tune and develop our agenda and message in Washington," Slay added."